Monthly Archives: August 2017

3 Days in Long Pants in August

General introduction:  August is generally a hot, dry month in these environs.  It’s the one month out of the entire year that Minnesota’s carefully groomed lawns may brown up a bit. This August, however, will go down as the first … Continue reading

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California 1988 (Part 2)

Sequoias Cloaked in the snows of California’s Sierra Nevada, the 3,200-year-old giant sequoia called the President rises 247 feet. Two other sequoias have wider trunks, but none has a larger crown, say the scientists who climbed it. The figure at … Continue reading

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California 1988 (Part 1)

This is another in our series of continuing retrospective adventures “Travels With Dan.”  To California, the Golden State . . . and golden it is.  This trip was 29 years ago and though I have traveled much since then, there … Continue reading

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Camp Brosius (Day 7)

August 4 [Camp’s last day, we went to town . . . ] [What menfolk do while womenfolk shop. Another wash out day at camp (even had to turn the heat on) – went to town with the understanding it … Continue reading

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Camp Brosius (Day 6)

August 3 [Camp is experiencing rainfall of Biblical proportions. Looks like a good day for indoor sports . . . such as wine tasting.] [This was the beginning of the deluges that have been hitting our part of the world … Continue reading

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Camp Brosius (Day 5)

August 2 [Early morning, just checking to see if the camp pontoon is still there.] [And here’s the Queen of the Camp . . . ] [Leena is the daughter of Jenny and Kent, whom you’ll remember from the Go-Kart … Continue reading

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Camp Brosius (Day 4)

August 1 In real time, it is now August 17 and photos of a new Hoosier have just been posted on Facebook.  George Mulder, of solid Minnesota stock, is entering IU’s Musical Theatre program, with the phase-in period aided and … Continue reading

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